Real-Life Users Discuss Benefits of Continuous-Feed Monochrome Inkjet Printing Platforms (Free Webinar Still Available On-Demand)
PHILADELPHIA—December 5, 2014—Printers are now shifting to continuous-feed monochrome inkjet platforms to output jobs more quickly, efficiently and at a lower cost per page than equivalent toner-based digital printing systems. That was the takeaway message in the "One Tone, Many Possibilities: Meeting Needs and Exceeding Expectations with Monochrome Inkjet Platforms" Webinar recently presented by Printing Impressions and In-plant Graphics, and sponsored by Ricoh.
The Webinar featured panelists Bob Kolva, director of data and imaging operations at Action Mailers in Aston, PA; and Todd Potrykus, director of operations at Arvato's Valencia, CA, facility. They discussed how they're achieving higher throughput, lowering their total cost of ownership, as well as boosting the print quality of complex jobs with their Ricoh InfoPrint 5000 MP monochrome inkjet presses. The Webinar was moderated by Mark Michelson, editor-in-chief of Printing Impressions.
According to Kolva, Action Mailers chose the Ricoh monochrome inkjet press based on its speed, small footprint, and lower consumables costs and maintenance requirements. "The press doesn't generate a lot of waste and has a simple operating panel," he noted. A major decision factor for Kolva was the unit's ability to increase throughput on the company's current non-profit fundraising direct mail workload, while also reducing overall production costs.
To Potrykus, the InfoPrint 5000 MP made the most sense for the speeds it could achieve in producing enrollment packs and other materials for healthcare providers, as well as its small footprint that opened up more space on his shop floor for future expansion and consequently didn't require existing equipment to be rearranged. "The Ricoh unit offered the smallest footprint, given its throughput, and helped us to increase productivity without reinventing our workflow."
The more than 200 Webinar registrants reported positive feedback. Here are just a few of the comments:
"The Webinar provided a good discussion of monochrome inkjet and the experiences of both firms. It also offered some nice insights into where their work is trending."
"Learning about the cost-effectiveness of monochrome inkjet versus toner-based engines was helpful."
"I appreciate the openness of the panelists on sharing their experiences. The information is solid and useful."
"Getting a perspective from other service providers about monochrome inkjet was beneficial."